Ioannis Ntouvas

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BACKGROUND It is generally assumed by practitioners and guideline authors that combined modalities (methods of treatment) are more effective than single modalities in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE), defined as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), or both. This is an update of the review first published in 2008. OBJECTIVES The(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have demonstrated an increased frequency and severity of symptoms due to varicose veins during summer. However there is no data on their complications, including superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that SVT follows a seasonal pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the(More)
Temporal artery is superficially exhibited and easily traumatized. Rarely, a minor and blunt trauma, especially in elderly who are under anticoagulants, can cause a pseudoaneurysm. Diagnosis should be based, primarily, on history and physical examination and secondarily on duplex ultrasound scanning which will lead to confirmation and preoperative planning.(More)
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